Vol VII, Issue 01 – Two out of three ain’t bad (01 Feb 2022)

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Vol VII, Issue 1 – Two out of three ain’t bad (01 Feb 2022)

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Name of song– Two out of three ain’t bad

Band- Meat Loaf

Writer– Jim Steinman

Album- Bat Out of Hell

Release year– 1977

Chart records (1977-1978)

Canada RPM Top Singles – 5

New Zealand Chart Records – 9

US Cash Box Top 100 – 9

US Billboard Hot 100 – 11

Australia Charts – 11

Austria Charts – 11

Irish Singles Charts – 25

UK Singles Chart – 32

 

Resources– Wikipedia.org

 

Two out of three ain’t bad

 

“Meat Loaf” (Born Marvin Lee Aday) is a no stranger to the rock and metal world. With numerous hit singles and albums to his credit, Meat Loaf has always been known for his charismatically powerful wide ranging voice and vividly beautiful lyrics. With his acting career also going side by side, he is also well known for his impressive theatrical live shows. Born in 1947, the rock world just paid the last tribute to his recent death on 20 January 2022.

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Vol VI, Issue 07 – Free me (01 Oct 2021)

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Vol VI, Issue 7 – Free me (01 Oct 2021)

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Name of song– Free me

Band- Uriah Heep

Writer– Ken Hensley

Album-Innocent Victim

Release year– 1977

Chart records

New Zealand Chart Records-1 (1978)

 

Free me

 

“Free me” is one of the most successful songs of the British heavy metal Band-Uriah Heep(A fictional character from Charles Dickens novel-David Copperfield). Uriah Heep is represented as one of the pioneers of British heavy metal scene of the seventies. Although a heavy metal band, Uriah Heep’s”Free me” does not represent a typical heavy metal song. However, it’s free flowing smooth melody with a tinge of rock optimizes with all the rockers, whether hard or soft.

The song was included in Uriah Heep’s11th studio album “Innocent victim” in 1977. The album was second with John Lewton, replacement of David Byron as vocalist. Written and composed by Ken Hensley, “Free me” is no doubt the catchiest number in the album, and perhaps the most successful too.

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Vol VI, Issue 05 – Walk like a man (01 Jun 2021)

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Vol VI, Issue 5 – Walk like a man (01 Jun 2021)

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Name of song– Walk like a man

Band – Grand Funk Railroad

Writers– Don Brewer & Mark Farner

Release year– 1973

Album – We’re An American Band

Peak chart positions

# 16 – Canada

# 19 – Billboard Hot 100

Walk like a man

 “Grand Funk Railroad”- A seventies hard rock band started as a power trio with Mark Farner (Vocals, guitars, keyboards), Don Brewer (Vocals, drums) and Mel Schacher (Bass) in 1969 in Michigan USA. Deriving their name from the railway line Grand Trunk Western Railroad, they got highlighted from their early appearance in Atlanta International Pop Festival. Their legacy continued to soar during the seventies, albeit legal battles with their producer and internal conflict among the band members. By 1971, they even equalled The Beatles Shea Stadium attendance record with tickets being sold out in 72 hours! With numerous line up changes, they continue to perform even today. Although they never received all the name and fame they deserved, they were one of the most important hard rock bands of the seventies and have been the source of inspiration for the coming generations.

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Vol VI, Issue 04 – I found love (01 Apr 2021)

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Vol VI, Issue 4 – I found love (01 Apr 2021)

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Name of song– I found love

Band – Quicksilver Messenger Service

Writer– Gary Duncan

Release year– 1971

Album – Quicksilver

 I found love

“Quicksilver Messenger Service” was conceived by singer/songwriter Dino Valenti in the mid sixties in San Francisco, USA. The group was completed with addition of his friends David Freiberg (Bass), Jim Murray (Vocals), John Cipollina (Guitar), Gary Duncan (Guitar) and drummer Greg Elmore. The group had numerous line up changes during their tenure and despite all the ups and downs, they are still continuing. Born in the arena of counter culture and harmonious psychedelia, they emerged as the main roots of the genre along with their contemporaries Grateful Dead and Jefferson Airplane. Of course, they did not achieve the success of the latter ones, they do have a cult following and have contributed tremendously in shaping the genre and have been an enormous source of inspiration for the later rock bands.

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Vol VI, Issue 02 – I’m so proud (01 Feb 2021)

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Vol VI, Issue 2 – I’m so proud (01 Feb 2021)

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Name of song– I’m so proud

Band – Beck, Bogert & Appice

Writer– Curtis Mayfield

Release year– 1973

Album – Beck, Bogert & Appice

I’m so proud

“Beck, Bogert & Appice” was the long cherished dream of one of the greatest rock guitar virtuosos – Jeff Beck. He wanted to form a super group of powerful trio with Tim Bogert and Carmine Appice since 1969. Due to unforeseen circumstances, the dream was finally realized only in 1973 after the trio toured together as Jeff Beck Group. There are people who like them, there are people who don’t, but there are no people who would not respect them. With subtlety of Bogert’s bass and thunderous novelty of Appice’s drums, Jeff Beck’s guitars could have catapulted the trio like anything; however, unfortunately, the band was dissolved eccentrically in 1974 by Beck after their only debut studio album and few tours and live albums.

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